Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Rita Leistner will be on a panel on the topic of The Virtual & the Physical: Responses to Photography in the Digital Age at the Photoville Pavilion on Saturday, September 12 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. For information about this event see http://tinyurl.com/nmdnfkt . Her work will be exhibited under the title Looking for Marshall […]


Rita Leistner, Afghanistan , 2011, © Rita Leistner / Basetrack Photographs made on an iPhone during a military embed in Afghanistan are the jumping-off point in this journey of process and discovery about communication, photography, technology, and war. High-tech meets low-tech in the battlefields of Afghanistan and in the printing method itself: digital captures from a […]


There has been a recent sometimes heated discussion on the Media Ecology Association’s listserv  about the value and applicability of Marshall and Eric McLuhan’s Laws of Media (LoM). As in the past, some media scholars value and apply the LoM in their teaching and writing, while others either willfully or otherwise misunderstand them, do not […]


You are invited to the launch of Rita Leistner’s unique book  Looking for Marshall McLuhan in Afghanistan: iProbes & iPhone Photographs The Time: October 29, 5:30PM to 8:00 PM The Place: Alumni Hall, Victoria College, University of Toronto  The Northrop Frye Centre, which is hosting the event, has asked that people rsvp if they can (so […]


 Russian futurologist and writer Andrey Miroshnichenko illustrates the value of Marshall McLuhan’s media concepts of extension, amputation and Narcissus Narcosis, when applied to today’s digital media, in this case, the photographic capabilities of smartphones. This excerpt is taken from his book Man as Media: The Emancipation of Authorship, published in Moscow this year, which I […]


 RITA LEISTNER Distributed for Intellect Ltd (UK) by the University of Chicago Press 240 pages | 100 color plates | 9 x 9 | ISBN: 9781783200306 |Published Jan, 2014 ( http://tinyurl.com/nftz463 )  In this timely and highly original merging of theory and practice, conflict photographer and critical theorist Rita Leistner applies Marshall McLuhan’s semiotic theories of language, […]


  A 12-part LRC [Literary Review of Canada] series, featuring text and iPhone Hipstamatic photography. RITA LEISTNER In early 2011, award-winning photographer Rita Leistner was embedded with a U.S. marine battalion deployed to Helmand province as a member of Project Basetrack, an experiment in using new technologies in social media to extend traditional war reporting. […]


The End of Print (Again): Why David Carson Still Matters by BUZZ POOLE on JULY 17, 2012 David Carson came to the fore of visual culture in the early 1990s, solidifying his place in 1995 with the publication of The End of Print: The Grafik Design of David Carson. His frenetic lettering and layouts inspired countless designers to push boundaries […]


Sara Rosen   –   Book Review   –   13.03.212 From the book, Book of Probes, Edited by Eric McLuhan and William Kuhns All the new media, including the press, are art forms which have the power of imposing, like poetry, their own assumption,” Marshall McLuhan observed. We live in a time when new media is so ubiquitous […]


A 12-part LRC series, featuring text and iPhone Hipstamatic photography by Rita Leistner   –   FEB 16, 2012 IPROBE_FIGURE / GROUND Through the windows of an MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle The Camera is an extension of the eye; a prosthetic device of the beholder In The Medium is the Massage, McLuhan writes: “The main obstacle to a clear understanding […]